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On the front a painting of an old person lying on mattress on the floor with an umbrella above. To the left a stove with window behind. Books piled in front of mattress. On the reverse addressed to mother Griffin thanking for birthday greetings.…

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Written by one of Philip Floyd's (pilot of John Valentine's aircraft) brother Michael's children based on conversations with parents. Recounts a letter to a German newspaper from a Werner Gerlach who as a young 15 year old boy witnessed the shooting…

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For W/O Valentine J R M, ex prisoner of war. Gives medical classification, dates for 19 days leave and orders to report to regional hospital Cosford.

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List of Pilot Officer Floyd's crew and next of kin. Includes P Floyd, John Valentine, Sergeant Propert, Sergeant J Smith, Sergeant Wright, Sergeant Woodrow and Sergeant Randal giving next of kin address in S Wales.

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Head and shoulders portrait of a Royal Air Force pilot wearing tunic with pilot brevet mounted on page with epitaph inscription on reverse. John Valentine's pilot.

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Telegram stating that telegram from red cross quoting German information that her husband John previously reported missing was a prisoner of war.

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Mentions that they were captain and navigator of leading Lancaster which attacked locomotive works at Le Creusot. Awarded Distinguished Service Order.

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Informs her that her husband failed to return from an operation over Germany on 30 May 1942. The correspondent would inform her if they had any further news.

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Copy of attestation. Includes questions to be put to recruit before enlistment as well as oath and certificate of attesting officer.

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Card indicating change of name from Griffin to Valentine with greetings on the reverse.

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Newspaper announcement giving details of family and wedding.

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Provides summary of views for future peace by J H Spaight, Lewis Watt, Charles Reith, Sir Hersch Lauterpacht and Air Vice Marshall Donald Bennett.

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Letter to editor of the Times. Headlines: rebuilding the continent, future of German industry, potentialities for war. Disagrees with a Times correspondent that rebuilding of Germany's industry is essential to Europe's posterity and provides…

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Article. General discussion based on Easter being season of hope. Mentions establishment of international law. Talks of Sir William Beveridge's book The Price of Peace"and Air Vice Marshal Donald Bennett's book "Freedom from War". Goes on to discuss…

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Article headlines: gallantry in captivity, awards to airmen, many lives saved in Germany. OBEs for Group Captain Laurence F Wray RCAF shot down March 1944 for work done on evacuation of Stalag Luft 3. Wing Commander (acting Group Captain) Henry…

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Article. States that educational work for prisoners in a number of camps was carried out by Flight Lieutenant F Harvey Vivian RAFVR also appointed MBE. Mentions he made two attempts to escape and describes evacuation of Stalag Luft VI by ship and…

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Article. Describes political and economic mechanisms for control of Germany after the war. Mentions that America, Britain, France and Russia would be responsible for separate zones of occupation. Goes on to discuss means to prevent recurrence of war.…

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Article. Report on concentration camps recently overrun by allies. Asks who will be held responsible and then lists culprits and questions whether people hold any responsibility. Some discussion of totalitarian states and Nazism. Mentions Versailles…

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A post card (printed 'made in Canada') with eight signatures.

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Three pages forming an index of the photographs in this album. The list covers family, UK landscapes, New York and Canada.

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Headlines: Hitler dead, no new overtures from Germany, Mr Churchill's hint of early statement, guidance over celebrations.

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Article about 7th armoured division liberating 6,500 British and american prisoners after capturing Fallingbostel. Camps were Stalag 357 and 11B.

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Account of British tanks driving into Stalag belt and liberating prisoners. Story of Polish girl in Fallingbostel announcing to prisoners that British tanks were here. Accounts of liberated prisoners.

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Article: short piece about march after east Prussian prisoner of war camp was evacuated. 11 week journey, sleeping in snow, many died.
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